December 31, 2009

I posted an angry rant on a message board

I thought it was good enough to just repost here because it's just a river of fury with a usefull message.
here it is:

I read that Just with vegetables we produce enough calories to feed the entire world. This is not counting, beef, chicken, fish, and other such things. The main thing crippling our planet is logistics. we ship things all over the place back and forth for no reason other than cheapness. we'll let entire countries starve even though they can grow enough food to have bountiful substance and substantial raw materials for trade (looking at Africa).

It makes me so mad that I can't form my argument in the very coherent terms. all I have to say is Fuck trucking, fuck shipping, fuck "free trade", Fuck these bullshit fertilizers making insane yield crops that have even less nutrient content than their fore bearers, fuck the population increase made possible by ammonium nitrate fertilizers, fuck the erosion of topsoil turning our once lush land into desert, Fuck monsanto and the innumerable amount of bullshit that goes along with that, Fuck the destruction of the family farm, fuck the loss of social networks that connected us to the food we eat so that there was a semblance of trust between the customer and food provider, ESPECIALLY fuck the total annihilation of plant species diversity which was one of the most efficient protections against harmful pathogens, Fuck the use of slave labor to harvest these monoculture crops, Fuck the top 10 percent of farms generate one-third of total industry revenue and fuck who owns them (not families for a clue), Fuck the farming lobby, Fuck it being illegal for farmers to keep and store their OWN fucking seeds to use for the next season instead of buying GMO seeds from MONSANTO, Fuck the blacklisting of small family farmers from buying new farm equipment because they saved seeds, fuck the fact that seeds that fell off of transport trucks blew into independant farmers crops and mingled causing them to test positive for monsantos patented GMOs which in turn forced the farmers into legal battles they couldn't afford or settling out of court in a manner that sends them into death spirals. Fuck people bitching about Welfare cheats when the biggest recipient of totally unneeded welfare are corporations

Oh while I'm at it, Fuck bill gates and Fuck his foundation for working hand in hand with monsanto to patent life at the Gene level and even further if possible. Rather than pour its enourmous wealth into efficacious methods of relief for the global south the foundation seeks to make the most expensive and top heavy projects in order to nearly single handedly drive the market in the patenting of life. As a non profit organization (which has been under question itself)
matter of fact here's a little wikipedia excerpt
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The foundation invests the assets that it has not yet distributed, with the exclusive goal of maximizing the return on investment. As a result, its investments include companies that have been criticized for worsening poverty in the same developing countries where the Foundation is attempting to relieve poverty. These include companies that pollute heavily and pharmaceutical companies that do not sell into the developing world.[50] In response to press criticism, the foundation announced in 2007 a review of its investments to assess social responsibility.[51] It subsequently cancelled the review and stood by its policy of investing for maximum return, while using voting rights to influence company practices.

God damnit my phone rang and it was a good friend and now i'm not all pissed so my rant is over. I'm not ranting against the OP, the topic just set me off.

I'm back.

What does it mean to be "back". Especially on the internet. well for me it means i'm typing again and occasionally checking and responding to social networking sites and visiting real people once in a while.

The reason I wasn't back was because I was in a bad spot as far as socializing goes. I was in the midst of learning tons and tons of stuff (some of which made me very bitter with the world for a while) then I got past that and developed a much more well rounded outlook. Life is still far from perfect but I'm sure we could all say that. I still spend a lot of time chronicling the ills of the world but not out of some kind of self destructive anger but maybe so I can show people where we are as a species and see if it resonates with them at all and if it does maybe they can do the same thing as me and eventually people will be just that much more concious of the state of the world and not be so complacent about this horrible slide into shitdom.

I read a pretty cool article on Daily KOS called NO ONE IS GOING TO SAVE YOU FOOLS and it was written by a total prick who had a lot of good advice (along with some shitty advice but we should all be able to sort that out by now i hope) heck why don't I post it instead of talking about it

Let me find the link...ah
here we go

October 29, 2009

October 26, 2009

I find this pretty damn interesting.

Recently I was indulging myself and reading up on a bunch of conspiracies on the internet. There was a message board post on SA about conspiracies that ended up being true and that lead to a bunch of fun links and wild stuff. I don't put a lot of stock in most conspiracy theories but I have always enjoyed reading about them and kind of daydreaming some whatif scenarios. One of the things i ended up reading was this site about all the weird and suspicious tie ins involving rich Jewish dudes in high places. There's quite a lot of speculation in the report/article/blog/whatever it is, but there are also many completely verifiable things that were interesting. I could type pages on it just like the original guy did but i'll just link the site and embed the video here that was really cool. It's a foxnews (of all places) report about Israelis caught spying on the US. It's a little old i think, which may explain why it's not horrible, but anyway here it is, they report YOU DECIDE :)



oh and
here's the blog
that I referred to in the first place (second place?)

October 17, 2009

Stewert is great as usual

a bunch of republican senators voting in support of gang rape? impossible?
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rape-Nuts
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Full Episodes
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October 6, 2009

Shout out to erin

<a href="http://thehappyhollows.bandcamp.com/album/spells">Faces by The Happy Hollows</a>

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hell yeah! stalking

August 29, 2009

America is a Fascist Police state in Utero

I am going to post a link to a video of police going beyond their rights and doing things you might think only could happen in fucking russia under stalin. if you can finish this video please post a comment to this entry. and tell me which one hurt your heart the most. WARNING this shit is nearly impossible to finish without killing a cop from anger. also while watching remember that America has more people in prison than any other industrialized nation on earth. something like 1%. 1 out of 100 people are in jail. and tons of that is for bullshit reasons like failing to show ID then resisting arrest because you are getting arrested because you ddint have an id on you. FUCK SAjlkajs dl
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anyway the link: (you have no balls if you don't watch this.)
The Largest Street Gang in America


This country is unsaveable. There is one political party. The Corpratist party. I believe it was Mussolini who said that fascism is just Nationalism and Corporatism working together and as far as I'm concerned that's exactly what we have going on. I'm worried that the thrashing death throws of our country as it loses its super power status will be more damaging than the holocaust. it may not be as focused, but think about it in terms of a giant thrashing about while laying on a village not caring what is destroyed during his wallow of pain.

One of the biggest charges we level at up and coming dictatorships is that they have DUBULA EMMM DEEES. well guess what, we have shit tons more than anyone else on earth. And someone on SA wisely said that america would rather reduce the earth to a smoldering cinder before giving up its hegemony. so incase my message is not clear
AMERICA IS EVIL. It's Goals are EVIL, The pressure it puts on it's own people as well as sovereign nations is EVIL. If there was a benevolent God he would SMITE the SHIT out of this nation. and not because of abortion, or homosexuals or whatever other bullshit eveangelicals can dream up. but for all the fucking ignored parts of the bible they claim to believe in. Christianity should be a movement of paupers traveling from town to town having sold all of their worldly possessions so they might feed and help the poor and down trodden. not to lobby against healthcare and yell at townhalls.

The only salvation i see for this country is a horrible epidemic disease that whipes out 90 percent of our population and competely takes us out of the world stage. to the point where we'll be relying on the kindness of the EU and australia to help us stay alive.

We are so passed political reconciliation it is not even slightly humorous. First past the post voting and our primary system are what they french call FUCKED. The only partially legit politicicans we have in this cesspool of a country are Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader, and I'll let Senetor Whitehouse slide. The rest of them need to have an inglorious basterds ending.

From now on I'm going to spend less time talking about politics unless something funny or egregious comes up. keep in mind that the bar for egregious is now near the fucking moon. anyway thanks to all 2-5 of my readers, and keep a cyanide tablet handy incase shit goes haywire.

August 6, 2009

I'm glad I have no children

I just found out that this feeling I've had lately (and have now) actually has a single word representing it in German. It's called Weltschmerz. I'll paste some of the wikipedia article about it.

"The modern meaning of Weltschmerz in the German language is the psychological pain caused by sadness that can occur when realizing that someone's own weaknesses are caused by the inappropriateness and cruelty of the world and (physical and social) circumstances. Weltschmerz in this meaning can cause depression, resignation and escapism, and can become a mental problem (compare to Hikikomori)"

"It is also used to denote the feeling of sadness when thinking about the evils of the world"


I don't know if this happens to everyone (well I doubt it does or else people would have had lengthy conversations with me about it by now) but when I read about some well researched and horribly sad thing occurring now in our world I put myself there mentally and try to think about how it would feel to be the victim of whatever monumental injustice is at hand. It gets to a point where I have to consciously stop reading for a few hours or else I get a supreme feeling of hopelessness because there are people all over the place who need all manner of help and other people are actively trying to stop the relief and want to grind down those who can't fight back.

There are so many struggles going on that I can barely prioritize which is the most pressing. What cause do you take up? There are gender struggles, class struggles, race struggles, civil rights and civil liberties being impinged or taken outright, there is terrible bloodshed in Darfur, Rwanda, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and numerous others. it's overwhelming. I've lost track of even how much I was going to attempt to list.

I also read today that, in America, the 400 richest people, (now think about that, I'm pretty sure my senior class in high school had more members than 400) have more wealth than the bottom 1.5 million. We somehow think our society is egalitarian when we have the income disparity of a third world banana republic. we are entering into a severe class struggle due to horrible economic circumstances and half our population is ready to take up arms in order to keep themselves from getting free healthcare. Our nation is psychotic. Most of them never think to challenge the millionaires spewing propaganda at them every day. Someone on the internet today asked what it would take for Americans to finally get their heads out of their asses and make meaningful reform to make society better for everyone. One answer that interested me was that we would have to have a famine first. Our population would need to feel the effects of real hunger far up the class ladder to where no one could be insulated from the hardship. Then it would be easy to see the wealthy still protected and fed and finally focus some anger there where it belongs.

This post today may be disjointed and badly written but I just don't feel right. I've got that weltschmertz

July 30, 2009

Side note that I've been thinking on but haven't posted

Obama has really been fucking up lately. Like serious stuff. Not the main media hype over the health care reform. His health plan was a step in the right direction but it was far from being anything close to what we need. Every member of congress who is currently on any committee that has any sway on what will be in the final bill has recently received shitloads of money from Pharmacutical companies so we are FUCKED. our Democrats (who are honestly a corpratist party now, not progressive. minus bernie sanders, senator whitehouse, and kucinich.

What I'm getting at is something weird is going on with obama and I'm fairly certain he must have had to make some dark deals with the real power players in washington to get the support of all those superdelegates and now he's paying the piper.

The stuff that I'm most angry about is the continuation of many Bush era policies about indefinate detention, going back on his word about closing guantanamo bay, and moving the afghan war into pakistan (which guess what, has a very important Oil pipeline running through it). He also has not come forward and ended the militaries Don't ask don't tell policy which keeps open gays out of service. I saw a figure that showed the military has spent 95 million dollars retraining new soldiers because of the ones they discharged due to this bill.

There's many more things I'm upset with and I've written several letters to the white house and to various senators about my concerns but it really doesnt matter. the only letters they care about are on Goldman Sachs letterhead. I'm extremely frustrated and I have some ideas brewing in my head about what I want to do in the nearish future. If it starts seeming feasible I may post a detailed explanation of what I want to do.

Well part of my motivation for writing all of this is to show that I'm not an apologist for the democratic party or president obama. My loyalty lies in progressive causes not corprate handouts and collusive backroom deals that fuck over the public. Though I hate what conservatism has become more than I hate lukewarm democrats. They have turned into a lunatic fringe incapable of simple thought, and genuine discussion. They are playing politics like it's gradeschool recess. so fuck them.

It has been a while since I've updated.

I'm not exacty sure where to start. This entry will be a little more personal than previous ones. Not because I ran out of horrific things occuring in the world to keep you updated on (for example Joe Arpaio's county developed a Thing called a Taser Array. What it is is a huge wall of taster guns mounted together. supposedly they are supposed to be shot 1 row at a time to hit a group of people. and then the next row shoots the nexts group after the first falls, but as we all know Law Efrocment assholes will unleash a wall of pure pain on a single guy hitting prongs into his face, neck, chest, legs, maybe arms, and he'll probably die. We've already had several deaths from tasers in the normal line of duty. One guy actually burst into flames belive it or not).

This post is actually about a random thing I wrote over AIM to my friend who was not responding so he was either on the toilet or playing a game. The thing I wrote is kinda cool. not purfect, but pretty cool for stream of conciousness. by adrians request here it is:

yourfearisgreat AWAKEN C'THULU REY'LETH REY'LETH. AWAKEN SHUB NIGGURATH THE GOAT WITH A THOUSAND YOUNG. COME FORTH AND CLAIM THIS INTERNET AND UNLEASH YOUR UNHOLY MAJESTY
yourfearisgreat: A dark mucous with a tint of green began seeping through the crevasses in the stone wall of the dungeon, While the world may be moments from it's ultimate terror being unleashed, ironically, you, yes you, are mayhaps the safest of the race of men, Due to your foolish crimes of seeking to know the unknowable, you have been confined to this wretched dank pit, but insobeing, you are the least likely to be on the minds of any destructive cosmic horrors which shall be tonights entertainment.
yourfearisgreat: Your vantage point is poor, being 3 walls and iron bars, but you notice that you can feel some fluctuation in the feel of earths...lifeforce? A stone felt like it had settled in your stomach when you were able to figure out that only the death of hundreds of millions could affect one, base as yourself. The sensitve ones on the surface must be in living hell to see feel of that death
yourfearisgreat: why, you wonder, do the Cosmic deities care so little about human life? they need no reason or encouragement to kill on a whim. I heard of a man brave enough to ask the Dread C'thulhu that very question. Our Dread friend answered him psychicly so as not to overwhelm his auditory system. He said "Life is the only thing there is. Life is Sacred. If you have no life in you, then the world has nothing for you. Humans, sadly are a short sighted and evil lot so we do them the ultimate favor of showing them their errors through killing them.
yourfearisgreat: The experience of dying and then being confronted with the afterlife usually affects even the cold hearted deeply. Though it's not for you to know or I to tell, but Death is the beginning. your blink of time on earth is totally inadeqaute to figure out the proper way to live and to experience all that life offers. Once killed, time stops pressing so hard on the being. they find they can move backward, forward, and even sideways through time. then The One God (not from any of your earth centric books sorry) reviews your time on earth with you. this is your chance to explain missunderstandings or appologize for regrets. Once you have been permeated (each cell of your body fused with our mystic power) you can then start to build your real self. no more kids, mortgage, bills, traffic, you live in a paradise (reflected from your dreams) and spend the days speaking with dead philosophers, authors, scientists, or atheletes if you like.
yourfearisgreat: it's best to think of your earth life (Which was sooo fucking important right) as a sandbox for you to learn to use basic mental faculties. many get carried away and think that life is what life is about, even worse some never even think about any of these concepts. they just live and pretend their out of touch jaded attitude is cool. the greeks got it near the beginning of history that "The unexamined life is not worth living". you might as well have been a roach
yourfearisgreat: Enough explaining from me. Humans are very low on the need to know list. i only talked to you because i'm tickled that your unimportance put you in a singularly safe and funny position
yourfearisgreat: the world right now is being ravaged by age old horrors and specters from realms not of this reality. the flying semi-corporeal alien dragon covered in green flames, headless horseman with heads of pikes, wagon trains in the roads, their wheels shod in teeth and fangs so as to make a menacing clickity clack. horrible skeletons ravage almost everywhere, with their meat in various stages of continuity. Horrible mangy dogs ridden by impish goblins who shoot poison arrows at passersby.
yourfearisgreat: and let's not forget the big guys. sometimes you need to terrorize and lay waste to huge buildings and vehicles. luckily we have the Balrog demon and the ever faithful Bahamut. Tidal waves of molten lead splash down into stadiums and other huge gatherings. Instantly burning everyone to the bone before contact even occurs. Worse still, when it cools, the skeletons are preserved in a horrifying scene from some satanic play
yourfearisgreat: There is no hope, no escape, only the revelry that we cosmic entities enjoy. And who should stand against us I say. None. No man, beast, demon, "god", idol, Military, no wizards spells, no shamans rituals and charms. Pure death and fear. the essence of all things.
yourfearisgreat: well except for you my dungeon kept friend. you missed all the horrors of this reality, so perhaps count that as a blessing. what happens with you now is beyond me. The door was never locked, so i assumed you were staying of free will. that struck me as so uncharacteristically human i actually earned a modicum of respect for your forthought
yourfearisgreat: i can make a proposal for you if you like. I can slay you now, painlessly and start you on your journey to become your real self in the afterlife. you're way ahead of the game just knowing that much. or you can be a cowering dog who pisses himself in the face of a challenge
yourfearisgreat: The man lay himself on a flat marble table and the horrifying monster set to his macabre work. one small thing though, he lied about the lack of pain. He planned to keep him alive while pulling out each capilary and vein one by one. that kind of pain is trancendental. the mind grows beyond its physical self and is prepared for a life of amazing possibilities and catastrophic calamities.
yourfearisgreat: the end i guess

July 20, 2009

As I chronicle the ills of the world

Since I seem to fall into a neverending cycle of reading up on social issues and then getting so mad at fucked up people that the pit of my stomach feels like it's on fire, I figured I'd keep the bandwagon going after that Robert Mcnamara post.This next guy I've known about for a long time. He's been doing his villainy for some time and for some reason he occasionally has public support (republicans?). Without further adieu I present

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Sherrif Joe Arpaio

This guy is basically the most corrupt (I hope) law enforcement official outside of television. He's been raining (and reigning) terror on Maricopa County, Arizona. For some odd reason this guy has yet to be scrutinized in the media (this article is prob ably the biggest thing about him in popular media) and he's also escaped Internal Affairs and Federal agencies. The ammount of horrible stuff I've read about this guy is so massive and angering that I can't bring myself to summarize it all nice for you. But I will give you a few snippets that typify the kind of behavior this guy is responsible for. He's one person I would push a kill button on if I had one. Anyway here's some morsels:

"The family of another man killed in the restraint chair got $8.25 million in a pre-trial settlement. (This deal was reached after the discovery of a surveillance video that showed fourteen guards beating, shocking, and suffocating the prisoner, and after the sheriff's office was accused of discarding evidence, including the crushed larynx of the deceased.)

"...Deborah Braillard passed away January 25th, 2005, after being arrested for alleged probation violations. ... When she was booked into jail on January 2nd, Deborah and her family were concerned for her safety. Because she was a diabetic, she required frequent insulin injections. However, because of her prior conviction and jail stay, jail medical personnel knew about her condition. Nurses were present in her cell on January 3rd and on the 4th, but they did not examine her or administer insulin." [courtesy of sherrif joe]

While making this post I found a website dedicated to overthrowing this sack of bugs. It has a nice archive of why this guy sucks if you need more convincing or more outrage. right here

July 16, 2009

An American Patriot aka War Criminal

If you get anything out of this at all, let it be that you have watched Fog of War it's there for free in that link
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As most people know, recently, Robert McNamara died at the age of 92 or 93, i forget. Now I, like most sane people, said well good riddance to that sack of shit. But then I ventured onto the internet and found people actually defending him. Saying things like "we need a modern day McNamara to get things sorted out". Let's see how he sorts things out. oh by ruining an entire generations fertility.
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This guy was a fucking human monster. He was the Architect of the Vietnam War. You know, that one horrible fucking atrocity that we should never even have been involved with. one of the worst things about this guy was that since he was pretty smart he thought he was fucking Solomon and never thought twice about anything he decided. One of those being the idea to use AGENT ORANGE,
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which he knew in advance was harmful to humans (a fucking understatement). It's primary purpose was to destroy all the plants in an area so that no one can hide there. Nowadays we call that chemical warfare and invade countries based on that.

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People give the reply, "well he felt bad about it in his later years". A human is not capable of feeling enough guilt over the amount of destruction and horrific slaughter that he was directly responsible for. I'm just gonna lay out a couple of things in picture form that are his fault. And I'd like to remind my American readers that all the people in these pictures are humans like you even though they look a bit off. They'll never get a WoW account or have a blog because of this stuff, anyway here ya go.

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I'd like to take this moment to add that Napalm (jellied gasoline basically, which sticks to you and doesnt stop burning. you could jump in a lake and the napalm would burn you to death.) and Cluster Bombs are horrendous weapons. They are indiscriminant and terrible.

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So hoooray McNamara, Conservative Icon, Military Genius, and fine Patriot. He embodies the very essence of America. Because as a nation; we at our core, are a maniacle, wife beating, oil-drunk, myopic, self congratulator who cannot internalize a thing we call "the human cost". To top it all off The Omnipotent Creator of the Universe (we're on a first name basis with him so lets shorten it to God or Yahweh) has smiled on us and endorses everything you just saw in this post. Ah nothing like a glass of Hubris in the morning.

If you get anything out of this at all, let it be that you have watched Fog of War it's there for free in that link.

and here's a boat shooting napalm into riverside villages and people:
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Ah nothing like approaching fincancial ruin

it's a shame they don't have something like this around here that i could move to if everything went to shit
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July 12, 2009

A new rule.

I think I'm going to resolve to attempt putting a cool picture with every post I make. Sometimes it will be topical and other times just plain cool looking. so here you go selfish internet denizen.

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July 10, 2009

Temporary Change to layout so my pics dont get cut off in the middle

For this breif moment in time i needed a wider template. so sue me. It's not as classy, but does it suck? lemme get some feedback.

Since I'm really beside myself with dissapointment on how Obamas DoJ is handling things...

This subject came up really really early in his presidency when his legal team decided to stick with the bush era stances on a bunch of pending cases for people being illegally detained by us. Knowing that my representatives are human I was able to overcome my idealistic optimism to write them a scathing letter letting them know that there are a lot of really liberal people who did a lot of the grassroot support to get him elected who are really not being heard.

We felt it was a given that some of the first things on the chopping block would be some of the crap bushes department of justice was trying to cram through. But as i once read somewhere, "once a government gets a power, seldom does it ever relinquish it". So bush made the executive a near king and now obama is feeling out his job and I imagine it's pretty complicated. There's all the promises to the people (not that high on the list), there's all the horrible secrets of america that you get to find out about as part of the job. I almost think that exposure alone is enough to cause sever mental problems. Like when i had a hard time sleeping after watching this asian movie called red flowers or something like that where it seemed like a low budget snuff film. and it was so convincing the fbi had to go investigate it. well i didn't have the luxury of knowing it was fake until months after seeing it. It shook my brain and really warped my outlook on humanity. so the vault of horrendous shit that America holds must really fuck with you. For instance we got a few leaked photos of horrifying torture shit, and bloody floors, and reports of guys waterboarded over 80 times, sexual humiliations, and that's the stuff the public is vaguely aware of. the shit they put under lock and key must be on par with the republican underage boytoy prostitution ring for congress.

I would almost say i'd sacrifice the entire country and have our whole system fall, if it meant full access to all the information that's been hidden from us. Keep in mind my stake in society is almost non existant. ah shit, this was supposed to be a short little sentence before i posted some pictures from video games and stuff that make me happy. It's all on fliker which is not an ideal image host imo. but if you click the image and then click the "all sizes" or whatever you can eventually get to the larger version of the picture which is what i wish they'd start with. for petes sake donchaknow. well i'll attempt it anyway
i'm not really slick with this html anymore so bare with me

easistest thing would be to follow my photostream on flikr (several pages of gameish images that i like)
then I'll post some samples here.
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July 4, 2009

Oh How True it is.

If you ever want some good and entertaining news coverage check out Huffington Post. They did an article on a Yale study that showed that the more you present a conservative with information contrary to a mistaken belief the harder they cling to the belief. They are basically unteachable. You can see this ridiculousness all the time. Scientists tell us we should take some measures to prevent future problems from climate change. Liberals say ok lets get to work. Conservatives flip out and claim every fool thing they can think of. There is no climate change! well MAYBE but it's not US! but it's too EXPENSIVE (yeah only poor people will die so no biggie). you know what's too expensive? Our "defense" budget. They should really be honest and change the defense department to it's old name of The Department of War.

July 3, 2009

Thanks for the contribution steve

My adled friend came across a good link that fits with most of my posting themes. it's about how crisis works in favor of the GOP (for people who somehow missed what this acronym is it's "Grand Old Party". sounds like old white men jerking each other off? well you're right. I wonder how many years your party has to be around before you can start calling yourself Grand and Old. With their hubris I could see them starting off with this for their inception. anyhow here's the link

June 28, 2009

I love Alice



As some of you may be aware I really really enjoy dark and/or twisted takes on classic fairy tales. Most of all Alice. American Mcgee's Alice video game was pretty cool but I wish there were more content and a robust explorable world instead of a linear progression. Anyway all that aside, Tim Burton is doing an Alice movie and I think it looks rad and has some of my favorite actors.




Anyhow, you internet folks may already have been privvy to all this info but I am compelled to post about it since I want tons more stuff like this to be made. (assuming it's good). These pictures here are pretty much all the exposure I'm going to avail myself of until the movie is done because i like going in Tabula Rasa.

June 26, 2009

Fox News gets okay to misinform public, court ruling

Fox News gets okay to misinform public, court ruling |
Media Reform | CeaseSPIN.org


haha what the hell. how can anyone watch fox news and seriously defend anything they say after this. the pretense of truth is even gone now. they can legally lie and they battled for that right in court. freaking amazing.

June 15, 2009

This is why we shouldn't torture people

excerpt: "An al-Qaeda associate captured by the CIA and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques said his jailers later told him they had mistakenly thought he was the No. 3 man in the organization's hierarchy and a partner of Osama bin Laden, according to newly released excerpts from a 2007 hearing.

"They told me, 'Sorry, we discover that you are not Number 3, not a partner, not even a fighter,' " said Abu Zubaida, speaking in broken English, according to the new transcript of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

President George W. Bush described Abu Zubaida in 2002 as "al-Qaeda's chief of operations." Intelligence, military and law enforcement sources told The Washington Post this year that officials later concluded he was a Pakistan-based "fixer" for radical Islamist ideologues, but not a formal member of al-Qaeda, much less one of its leaders.

Abu Zubaida, a nom de guerre for Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein, told the 2007 panel of military officers at the detention facility in Cuba that "doctors told me that I nearly died four times" and that he endured "months of suffering and torture" on the false premise that he was an al-Qaeda leader.

Abu Zubaida, 38, was subjected 83 times to waterboarding, a technique that leads victims to believe they are drowning and that has been widely condemned as torture. The Palestinian was held at a secret CIA facility after his capture in Pakistan in March 2002."






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June 12, 2009

Pastor Drake Prays For Obama's Death.

In a stunning display of piety and and submission to God's will, this pastor is on the radio saying that he's praying for the death of the president. Now that takes some courage doesn't it folks. We should all show our support and pray for the death of anyone we can think of. heh and we called Islam violent.

Link

June 7, 2009

Sigh...

No big post here, I just found out that Banks are allowed to go shopping for who regulates them, then the banks themselves pay the regulators. They have no federal budget. That means there is a conflict of interests here. If banks start failing or get shut down under a regulator they will lose money and potential customers (for being too tough). This is what allowed AIG financial products division to go so long without anyone killing the subprimes and morgtage backed security sales.

We let them pick their own police basically. And I heard on the radio that they can't do a congressional investigation because it would be all for show since all the senators are in the pockets of all the companies. Only a 9-11 Commission-style, private investigation would even have a chance of uncovering anything. and even then, prosecution is going to have to be done by someone.

Let's stick with our theme of just ending America. I'll brush up on my espaƱol i don't care.

June 6, 2009

Forget my last entry and just watch this youtube

Our society is shit and not worth saving.



We fucking climbed out of the primordial soup to become this. I think we can mark off earth as "experiment: failed".

people are pretending to be upset on tv because we have a leader that the world likes and might apologize for the assfucking we've given everyone of them. And republicans eat up this tough guy nonsense. That's fine for covering your insecurities in high school but not when you're a large country. gah

Freaking TARP fund-recieving banks spent 114m on lobbying Congress

Well I'm angry again. First I was angry because I was reading a thread that explained that some banks were refusing to sell off their toxic assests to the government for a fair price. This was supposed to be the crown jewel of the plan. But banks realized that if they have to sell these assests then they have to asses what's in them and how bad they actually are. What does that matter? Well if a house in a neighborhood is one of the bad loans then all the other houses in the neighborhood go down in value. that means that there could be a cascade of "good borrowers"'s investments will start to decline and everything turns to shit. The banks seem to think the right idea is to just pretend everything is fine. Their suggestion was that the government pay way more than the fair price they were offered. so to recap, the government is buying piles of shit for the banks, and the banks want more money for shit. So that was the initial anger thing. Now I see that they are using TARP money on fucking lobbyists. fuck lobbyists.sahds;lkajndlsna sh'gkldhaoryhg;kjvB

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/02/tarp-recipients-paid-out-114-m.html

June 5, 2009

For the two or three peeps that read this:

I got a lot of writing done on the book you probably heard me mention i'm trying to write. this attempt may never make it as an actual book but it's introducing me to writing for an audience and also lets me see what my writing style really looks like. The cool part has been reading over everything i wrote like 3 days after and doing corrections. At the time i'm writing i think everything is perfect then when im correcting it i think all my corrections are the best choices. It's like i'm grading another kids paper in college and i'm like pshhh look at this loser using "due to the fact that" instead of "because" he's not payed by the letter, get that shit outta here! oh wait that was mine. My only consoling answer to this process is I'm always better in the future.  
Ok here's one time where your comments might slightly count. the way my writing process is going is i think about a character or a scene that might happen in the book world and just start writing. later i will edit the hell out of it and make it a coherent narative ( hopely). I'd say over half this project will be scrap, but I hate to see it wasted like that. So i figure that since i have a Blog, if you (adrian) and whoever else stumbled here by accident could read like mini portions of a chapter or an idea or something and put some feedback. they say to avoid that kind of thing before you're done or else you wont finish but i'm not worried really.
The main challenge will be putting my notepad scribbles into computer text. so if you want em then lemme know

June 1, 2009

I'm furious with such boiling ager that I can barely contain it.

Apparently some of the worst shitheads in congress Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman put put together a bill that almost feels like it was tailored to infuriate every right thinking person with any sense of justice. first i will paste the text of the bill which is very legalese-ish. then a summary.

quote:

(b) Definitions- In this section: 

(1) COVERED RECORD- The term ‘covered record’ means any record-- 

(A) that is a photograph that was taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009 relating to the treatment of individuals engaged, captured, or detained after September 11, 2001, by the Armed Forces of the United States in operations outside of the United States; and 

(B) for which a certification by the Secretary of Defense under subsection (c) is in effect.

(2) PHOTOGRAPH- The term ‘photograph’ encompasses all photographic images, whether originals or copies, including still photographs, negatives, digital images, films, video tapes, and motion pictures.

(c) Certification- 

(1) IN GENERAL- For any photograph described under subsection (b)(1)(A), the Secretary of Defense shall certify, if the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, determines that the disclosure of that photograph would endanger-- 

(A) citizens of the United States; or

(B) members of the Armed Forces or employees of the United States Government deployed outside the United States. 

(2) CERTIFICATION EXPIRATION- A certification submitted under paragraph (1) and a renewal of a certification submitted under paragraph (3) shall expire 3 years after the date on which the certification or renewal, as the case may be, is submitted to the President.

(3) CERTIFICATION RENEWAL- The Secretary of Defense may submit to the President-- 

(A) a renewal of a certification in accordance with paragraph (1) at any time; and 

(B) more than 1 renewal of a certification. 

(4) CERTIFICATION RENEWAL- A timely notice of the Secretary’s certification shall be provided to Congress. 

(d) Nondisclosure of Detainee Records- A covered record shall not be subject to-- 

(1) disclosure undersection 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act); or

(2) disclosure under any proceeding under that section. 

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude the voluntary disclosure of a covered record. 
(f) Effective Date- This section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act and apply to any photograph created before, on, or after that date that is a covered record.
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hmm what does this mean exactly? summarized pretty well by glen greenwald.(i think that's who):

"The Detainee Photographic Records Protection Act of 2009 -- that literally has no purpose other than to allow the government to suppress any "photograph taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009 relating to the treatment of individuals engaged, captured, or detained after September 11, 2001, by the Armed Forces of the United States in operations outside of the United States." As long as the Defense Secretary certifies -- with no review possible -- that disclosure would "endanger" American citizens or our troops, then the photographs can be suppressed even if FOIA requires disclosure. The certification lasts 3 years and can be renewed indefinitely. The Senate passed the bill as an amendment last week."

FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act incase you didnt know. it's one of the few laws that actually protects the citizenry

Talk-Show Host Mancow Waterboarded: Says It

Talk-Show Host Mancow Waterboarded: Says It’s ‘Absolutely Torture’



This guy lasts 6 seconds. The avergage was supposed to be 14 or so. haha.

May 28, 2009

READ THIS YOU TORTURE DEFENDING SCUMSHITS

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5395830/Abu-Ghraib-abuse-photos-show-rape.html



At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.


Among the graphic statements, which were later released under US freedom of information laws, is that of Kasim Mehaddi Hilas in which he says: “I saw [name of a translator] ******* a kid, his age would be about 15 to 18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn’t covered and I saw [name] who was wearing the military uniform, putting his **** in the little kid’s ***…. and the female soldier was taking pictures.”

The translator was an American Egyptian who is now the subject of a civil court case in the US.

Three detainees, including the alleged victim, refer to the use of a phosphorescent tube in the sexual abuse and another to the use of wire, while the victim also refers to part of a policeman’s “stick” all of which were apparently photographed.

May 19, 2009

Louis C.K. slays me.

Louis CK is hilarious and I just stumbled on some newish material he did. here's a couple samples

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2.)

NPRs' This American Life is fantastic

Your probably aware that this radio program exists but you may not realize how freaking awesome it is and that you can listen to any episode they'vc done since 1995 for free online. The way they do it is that you can stream a show for free or get the mp3 for 95 cents. Each episode is free for one week (as an mp3) after it's released.
The eps run for about an hour a peice and are divided into 2-3 segments covering various topics or different aspects of one theme. This is one of the best uses of a free hour you can find. You could pick a topic that sounds interesting or just pick one at random. I have yet to hear one that wasn't fascinating. Things i don't even care about much come across as really freaking interesting.
Right now I'm on a torrent that has every episode from 1995-2007.  Stoked.

The thing that got me to post about this show is seeing an article talking about the body count in Iraq. TAS has a great ep about this very topic from 2005. It interviews the guy who did the Lancet study for Johns Hopkins University, one of the Iraq war planners, and a Captain serving in Iraq.
Here's a link 

May 15, 2009

These guys should be on adult swim

Ok so these dudes put out 6 youtube videos based on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. If you were a fan of the show and like david lynch shortfilms then this should be perfect entertainment. Be sure to give them as many stars as you think they deserve.

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTc0EW3khM

Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJubMzkGBH0
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2LifzSYF6E
Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maYAcPmOCks
Episode 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Na0tbb6kX4
Episode 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umxhDsWAtZA

May 14, 2009

H. Con. Res. 121:Encouraging the President to designate 2010 as "The National Year of the Bible"

In a long line of stupid bills here's another example of republicans getting down to business. Apparently they forgot that the government is not supposed to endorse any religion at all. I would love to see how they feel about my idea for a Resolution Encouraging the President to Designtate 2011 as "The  National Year of The  Satanic Bible".  Hell lets do every religious text we can find. "National year of The Gnostic Gospels".





http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hc111-121

April 28, 2009

Some Good Pop Music...that's right i said it

Lilly allen. I'm not sure how popular she is around here, but she's a uk musician who makes really cool satirical and scathing pop. She puts across a lot of social awareness vibes in really short punchy lines. She seems to have a lot to say about modern bourgoise society and admits her part in it and wonders what a person is supposed to do about it, when things are rigged from all angles to exploite others. 
and anyone who has a song about Bush titled "Fuck You" is ok with me.

here's her current single The Fear.

Major defeat for Bush/Obama position on secrecy

This issue was one of the few misteps that Obama has made, but it's kinda big and since i'm not a brainwashed obamanite like the right likes to pretend we are, I wrote an angry letter to the white house critizing this very thing.

what it is: Basically the Department of Justic (DOJ) under the bush admin had used some bullshit "state secrets" pass to get out of responsibility for all kinds of shady shit. well the obama doj decided to keep the bush position for a recent court case reviewing it.  good news for us is that the courts struck that shit down. booya. 

here's a link to a much better written article. (better than my blog i mean).
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/04/28/secrecy/index.html

And if you didn't know Salon is one of the few decent places to find good articles and essays on current topics. The Atlantic is another. They aren't on target 100% of the time but even if you dissagree the points are usually well reasoned at least. which is more than you can expect from cnn, nbc, or fox

April 27, 2009

Resolution opposing the Hate America anti-Christian Open Borders cabal

Remember when i said that stupid bills get put forward all the time and usually get killed on the floor before getting to the house? Well this is one of those examples. The funny part is that this was narrowly defeated and almost made it through for a vote. Apparently the measure was introduced late in the convention after about one-third of delegates had gone home. 

Summing up his final arguments one of the bills proponents said "If aliens are granted amnesty, they will vote Democrat and it will be the end of the Republican Party,". well I'd have to agree and i can't say I have a problem with it.

here's a link:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705299752/Godless-cabal-resolution-fails.html

April 25, 2009

A Daily Show Episode.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=225122

pretty amusing dailyshow episode. it's a full episode but you can find clip versions on the site too.

April 23, 2009

RNC resolution: rename Democratic Party to "Democrat Socialist Party"

Let's watch the descent into madness

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-party/michael-steele-under-pressure-to-call-dems-socialists/

They are growing crazier by the day

New York Republican Rep. Peter King thinks his party needs to go "nuke" if Bush era officials are prosecuted on torture charges.

King, the outspoken ranking member of the House homeland security committee, said Republicans should "shut down [legislative] activity across the board" if any Bush-era officials are hauled into court.

"We would need to have a scorched-earth policy and use procedural means to bring the place to a halt — go to war," he told POLITICO.

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So they are threatening to shut down the legislative process (more so than usual) if bush-era people are held accountable for torture. nice. Incase anyone isn't aware this is a response to Obama releasing a few pages of the Torture Memos. The hilarious part about all that is their argument used to defend themselves is that torture was good and gets results. So apparently they think our values are worth sending people to die over and simultaniously abandoning them. Not that we have any actual values, but we can't even claim them any more.

April 22, 2009

24edr89


24edr89, originally uploaded by Liberal Medium.

You might not realize this

But when you hear about minority parties in congress threatening or performing a fillabuster that they don't actually do them anymore. they have what's called a procedural fillabuster where the congresspeople agree that they'd rather not sit around through a boring fillabuster  and just pretend one happened. yeah. that's right

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillabuster#Procedural_filibuster

April 19, 2009

I'm scared

Facebook grows too fast. a couple people appear on  your friends list then everyone you ever met just explodes onto the page. I dont know if i like that. i'll keep the twitter and the blog but facebook is a bit much. I'll give it a week and see how I feel then.

Flikr can eat shit

resizing my photos and making me delete my post. grrr

I get all my ideas when im away from the computer

So that really sets this whole thing up to be problematic. I just woke up so maybe later I'll have something.

April 18, 2009

Let's break our brains!

Click the image if the side is cut off.


ATT00028, originally uploaded by Liberal Medium.

Do as this picture commands and realize how pathetic the human brain is. None of that hoity toity, each person is a miracle and so on. On the off chance you can actually do this successfully keep it to yourself ok. ;-p

April 17, 2009

Grand Opening...ok not grand per se.

Well guys I've done it. I fought the internet and the internet won. I am simultaniously starting a facebook, blog, flikr page, and a Twitter. I decided I'd rather not be a luddite and ignore the new ways of the web just because they look different than when i was on 28.8 modems. So here you go. I will be posting whatever seems worth discussing. As a friend so aptly pointed out, I already do all this stuff in person, why not put it up so you only have to tell a story once and everyone can see it?

I really find it hard to believe anyone will give half a shit about what a random person like me cares to write about. then again I've read obscure stuff from people i don't know for no reasons. 

We'll see. That's basically what all those letters up there meant.